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Journalism

We prepare our journalism students to be the next generation of reporters, producers, photojournalists and editors. They learn the professional skills and concepts needed to pursue careers across multimedia technologies. Receiving a solid grounding in reporting, editing, ethics, news judgment, layout and design, students also become skilled in digital editing of video and audio while becoming solid journalists.

Freshman Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
ENG 101 3 ENG 102 Written Com II 3
MAT 110 College Math II or higher 3 COM 103 Oral Com 3
UNV 101 1 HLTH or PED 2
Natural Science* 3/4 SOC 205
JAC 101 Media/Multi Society 3 PSY 203 3
JAC 105 Grammar & AP Style 3 JAC 110 Intro to Media Writing 3
TOTAL 16/17 TOTAL 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
JAC 200 Visual Media 3 JAC 210 Reporting & News Writing 3
HIS 106 3 Liberal Arts/Science elective 3
HUM 201 Humanities I 3 HUM 202 Humanities II or elective 3
SCI 102 Intro to Phy Sci or
MES 130 Intro to Env Science
3 Minor/AOE course 3
CSC elective 3 JAC 265 Intro to Radio/TV Prod 4
   
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Junior Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
JAC 340 Broadcast News Writing 4 PHI 210 Logic/Sci Method or sub 3
JAC 310 Advanced News Writing 3 ETR 210 3
POL 201 Intro to Political Sci 3 JAC 404 Media Ethics 3
JAC 440 News Production 4 JAC 410 News Editing 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Minor/AOE course 3
   
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 15

Senior Year

Fall Courses Credits Spring Courses Credits
**JAC _________ 3 JAC elective 3
JAC 495 Senior Capstone 3 JAC elective 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Minor/AOE course 3
Minor/AOE course 3 Liberal Arts/Science elective 3
JAC 405 Media Law 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 12

TOTAL Credits 123/124

* Choose ONE of the following: APS 101 Weather and Climate, APS 102 Natural Disasters, APS 105 Elements of Astronomy, APS 106 Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies, BIO 101 Nature of Life, BIO 103 General Biology, CHE 101 General Chemistry, SCI 102 Introduction to Physical Science, SCI 104 Introduction to Physical Science (Lab attached), SCI 203 Introduction to Nanoscience, MES 110 Earth and Ocean Systems, MES 130 Introduction to Environmental Science.

** Choose ONE of the following: JAC 403 Media Entrepreneurship, JAC 406 Media Management, JAC 407 Media Criticism, JAC 408 American Media History, JAC 425 Crisis Communication, JAC 450 Special Topics, JAC 452 Int’l Journalism & Communications, JAC 453 Ethnic and Alternative Media, JAC 454 Civil Rights Era and the Media.